Schiehallion
 
 
 
 
 

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Municipality Perth and Kinross (UK)
Height [m] 1083
Primary factor [m] 718
Approx. point 30 V 398293 6265180 - located to the south-west, at the west end of Loch Lyon.
Secondary factor [km] 12.7
Approx. point 30 V 426026 6269912 - located to the south-west, and the north-east ridge of Meall Garbh.
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  UTM: 30 V 432581 6280840
    Lat/Lon: N5640'00.6" W406'00.1"
Description

Schiehallion has a very characteristic conical shape, and is a popular mountain amongst hikers. It is ranked as Munro #59.
The mountain has several claims to fame, of which the scientific experiment of 1774 probably is the best known. This experiment was set up in order to estimate the mass of the earth and to calculate the gravitational constant identified by Newton.

Main photo  Schiehallion seen from Ben Vrackie.
Routes Schiehallion from Braes of Foss
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Visits 04.06.2011